Banana walnut bread

Banana Walnut Bread

This one is more of a cake but a definite favourite at our house. It’s from Odlum’s and results in a delicious loaf and a great way to use up bananas that are over ripe.


Slice the loaf and wrap well and freeze so you have handy treats, serving size, in the freezer,


Serves: Serves 6-8
Prep Time: mins
Cook Time: Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 50 mins


  • 225g self raising flour
  • 125g butter, softened
  • 125g light muscovado sugar
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 80g chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas 3. Lightly grease and base line a 900g/2lb loaf tin.
  2. Put the butter, sugar, eggs, mashed banana and vanilla extract into a bowl and beat well.
  3. Add the flour and stir into the mixture. Remove about 2 tablespoon of chopped walnuts from the packet (for the top!) and mix remainder into the mixture.
  4. Transfer to the prepared tin, scatter the reserved walnuts on top and bake in a central oven position for about 50 minutes until well risen and a knife gently pressed into the bread comes out clean.
  5. Allow to rest in tin for about 10 minutes then turn onto a wire tray to cool.
  6. When cold wrap in greaseproof paper and tinfoil.

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